Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Alternative Strategies Used by People With Fibromyalgia to Decrease Pain and Increase Participation and Function
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Alternative Strategies Used by People With Fibromyalgia to Decrease Pain and Increase Participation and Function
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515409. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5725
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515409. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5725
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This qualitative study used an online survey of open-ended questions using Qualtrics to explore fibromyalgia patients’ perceptions of alternative treatments to decrease pain and improve function. Participants were recruited from online sources. Qualitative data was analyzed using grounded theory. Multiple researchers and data collection from multiple sources ensured triangulation, rigor, and trustworthiness. This study informs OTs of alternative treatments to help manage this chronic condition.

Primary Author and Speaker: Barbara Kornblau

Additional Authors and Speakers: Debora Oliveira, Sarah Mbiza

Contributing Authors: Reva Forrest, Mackenzie Dummer, Michael Smith, Timothy Southerland